Monthly Archives: October 2013

आजादी के गीत हिन्दी साहित्य के श्रेष्ठतम राष्ट्रवादी गीत

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail15 अगस्त 1947 सुमित्रानन्दन पंत स्वरः नरेश भारतीय अरुण यह मधुमय देश हमारा जयशंकर प्रसाद स्वरः ललित मोहन जोशी प्रयाण गीतः वीर तुम बढ़े चलो सोहन लाल द्विवेदी स्वरः निखिल कौशिक खूब लडी मरदानी वो तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी सुभद्रा कुमारी चौहान स्वरः कैलाश बुधवार यह भारतवर्ष हमारा…

Vishnu Prabhakar honoured by Parampara

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailAt 92 the great Hindi writer still dreams of social change through literature Vishnu Prabhakar                         LK Advani and KN Memani Parampara is a Delhi based organisation founded by the Ernest and Young India chairman Kashi Nath Memani. Every year Parampara honours a leading writer for his contribution to…

Neeraj: The poet of romantic humanism

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailCaravan guzar gayaa and other poems Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj is not only one of the most popular Hindi poets of his generation. He wrote some of the most memorable songs for Raj Kapoor and Devanand. Recently, he enthralled Londoners with his poetry of  romantic humanism and later…

Sadgati: A Premchand Story

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailThe writers of Hindi and Urdu came together in London in a major literary seminar to celebrate to discuss the life times and legacy of Munshi Premchand, one of the giants of Hindi-Urdu literature. Supported by Nehru Centre, the conference was organised by the Indian Muslim Federation, UK. Besides…

A rare Photograph of Hindi’s three great poets

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail A rare photograph of 1940s Sumitra Nandan Pant (seated), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (left) and Pt Narendra Sharma (right)

Lata Mangeshkar remembers Bollywood’s greatest Hindi poet Pt. Narendra Sharma

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Hindi poet Pt Narendra Sharma fought for India’s independence and then went to Mumbai to write some of the most memorable songs. Not many of us know that when Lata Mangeshkar was struggling in her early days, Pt Narendra Sharma stood behind her like a rock and the…

Baasi bhaat mein khuda-ka saajha

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailDinanath manages to get a job after being unemployed for over a year. One fine evening his boss gives him an unexpected raise and asks him to make certain fake ledger entries. Very unwillingly Dinanath gets talked into perpetrating what amounts to a fraud. A self-proclaimed atheist, he starts…

Harish Bhimani presents Premchand’s finest comic story ‘Nimantran’

Munshi Premchand, Premchand, Harish Bhimani

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Munshi Premchand is one of the finest writers of Hindi literature. India’s veteran broadcaster Harish Bhimani, in his inimitable style dramatises two of his finest stories. Nimantran: Munshi Premchand’s finest comic story Do you live to eat or eat to live? Well, Pandit Chintamani EATS to live! However,…

Ajit Kumar remembers Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailRenowned Hindi writer Ajit Kumar remembers the great poet Harvansh Rai Bachchan. As one of his dearest disciples, Ajit Kumar   gives us  some rare glimpses of the poet’s life. He says Bachchan was a strict teacher, Jawahrlal Nehru’s Hindi adviser and of course a great poet. And very few of us know that Harivansh…

बाबा नागार्जुन की कविता

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailतीनो बन्दर बापू के बापू के भी ताऊ निकले तीनों बन्दर बापू के ! सरल सूत्र उलझाऊ निकले तीनों बन्दर बापू के ! सचमुच जीवनदानी निकले तीनों बन्दर बापू के ! ग्यानी निकले, ध्यानी निकले तीनों बन्दर बापू के ! जल-थल-गगन-बिहारी निकले तीनों बन्दर बापू के ! लीला के…

Last Day in the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailRadio Drama On the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Radio NRI editor Vijay Rana recreates the events of that fateful day in this radio docu-drama. Gandhi’s day begins at 3.30 am, followed by his morning meeting. He then gives final touches to a new draft constitution…

The Satyagraha House Johannesburg

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailNow you can stay in the house where Gandhi developed his philosophy   This house, in the residential neighbourhood of Orchards in Johannesburg, was the home of Mohandas Gandhi from 1908 to 1909. Within these walls, the future Mahatma created and developed his philosophy of passive resistance: Satyagraha in…

INA freedom fighter Capt Abbas Ali passes away

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail The remarkable story of a freedom fighter who fought with Netaji Shuhash Bose NRIfm.com pays tribute to the inspirational INA freedom fighter who fought with Netaji Subhash Bose. He had the courage and fortitude of Bose and tolerance of Nehru and Gandhi. Like many freedom fighters he was…

When Netaji asked students to serve India

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail In this rare and inspiring  speech Netaji Subhash Bose asks Indian students to emulate the example of youth  in Russia, France and Italy to take part in freedom struggle and serve their country. The speech seems to be of the early 1940s when he was still a member…

Why speaker Somnath Chatterji is ashamed?

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailDistressed at the unruly behaviour of the Indian MPs in the house the speaker of Lok Sabha Somnath Chatterji said on Dec 7 that he is ashamed to be the speaker of this house. The issue was the opposition demand that the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi must resign because…

NRIfm tribute to Chandrashekhar

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailAs part of its tribute to the former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, who died recently in Delhi after a prolonged illness, NRIfm presents a rare interview, with him. In  conversation with Vijay Rana in 1987,  Chandrashekhar talks about why socialism had failed in India. He was skeptical about the free…

Jawaharlal Nehru

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIn Indian politics Jawaharlal Nehru occupies an unparalleled place. On the 20th October 1962 when the Chinese army invaded India, the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was shocked. Nehru believed in friendship with China and had signed the Panchsheel treaty of peaceful coexistence with China in 1954. In Indian…

Tribute to IK Gujaral

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailFrom railway platform to the PM house – The story IK Gujaral in his own words Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 – 30 November 2012) the 12th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998, came to New Delhi as a refugee after the partition of India…